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Lake Mayer Youth Roller Hockey for ages 5-12, Savannah

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Youth Hockey Kids Lake Mayer Savannah

Sign up your child for Youth Roller Hockey in Savannah at the outdoor Lake Mayer hockey rink.

The first practice of the new season will be Sat. Sept 12 2015 . Practices will be at 10AM Saturdays through the end of April 2016. Cost: $60, with $40 due at registration and the remainder due by Jan. 1, 2016.

The group is organized through Chatham County Parks Services and Savannah Adult Hockey. Registration packets will be available at practice Sept. 12.

For ages 5-12 years old. No experience necessary.

For more information, contact director Mike Stille at 912-224-3656 or email

Learn about required gear & get more details here. 

Halloween story time, art workshops & science projects, Savannah

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Halloween 2015 Savannah art workshops

Scribble Art Studio, Savannah Children’s Museum and Blick Art Supplies in Savannah will do a series of Saturday Halloween themed workshops for all ages called “Hooray for Halloween” during Fall 2015.

Kristie Duncan will turn Blick’s atrium into an interactive “Halloween Town” for kids to work in and the Savannah Children’s Museum will provide science experiments while Scribble will be in charge of art projects.

These will be reasonably priced, fun workshops at Blick Art Materials, 318 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401.

For more information, call 912-713-7376 or click here. 

Halloween storytimes, art and science projects

This will be a month of spooktacular storytime, art and science project programs.
10:30AM-2PM Saturdays Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24
Upstairs Atrium at Blick Art Materials
318 E. Broughton St., Savannah, 31401
Storytime and Kinder Art Project: $15
Science Experiment and Art Project: $35.

Halloween-themed art workshops, storytimes & science experiments located upstairs at Blick Art Materials, 318 E. Broughton St., 31401 Savannah Children’s Museum & Scribble Art Studio are advertisers 



Junior Tennis lessons for ages 5-16 in Savannah start in September

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Savannah tennis lessons 2015 for children youth

Make Fall 2015 the season your child learns tennis.

Junior Tennis Clinics for ages 5-16 are offered every Wednesday, 4-5PM @ The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island.

Sign up for one class or more.

Cost: $12 per class or buy four and get the fifth class free.

To sign up, call 843.290.2833 or email

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Dr., Savannah, 31421, On Facebook here. 843.290.2833, email  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a advertiser.



After-School Fall 2015 Junior Golf clinics @ The Club at Savannah Harbor

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Golf clinics for kids at The Club at Savannah Harbor

Bring your little ones out for some fun and education about the game of golf this Fall 2015 @ The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island.

Open to the public! Sign up for one clinic or as many as you want.

Clinics include snacks after each session.

PGA Class A Professional Paul Killgallon will lead this journey.

Clinics are 4:30-6PM Sept. 15 every Tuesday afternoon until Christmas break 2015. Dates for September are 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15.

Sign up for one clinic or many.

Cost is $35 per clinic.

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email or click here.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, On Facebook here. 912.201.2240, email  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a advertiser.

Savannah Greek Festival 2015, Oct. 8-10 (FREE admission until 4 p.m. Thursday & Friday)

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Greek Festival 2015 Savannah Get your Greek on. No experience required.

This year’s Savannah Greek Festival will be October 8, 9, 10 2015. Free admission until 4 pm Thursday & Friday.

With 65 years of tradition and good memories to build on, this kid-friendly event will be better than last years. The annual festival will feature homemade Greek foods, desserts, Greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band & so much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage.

Hosted in the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center in Savannah, this three-day festival attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Serving food all day!
Thursday, October 8 – 11:00am – 9pm
Friday, October 9 – 11:00am – 9pm
Saturday, October 10 – 11:00am – 9pm

The festival will have free admission until 4 p.m. Thursday & Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4 p.m. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday.

To download the order form and event schedule, click HERE.

Location: 14 West Anderson Street, Savannah, GA 31401



Fall 2015 Savannah art workshops for kids include Parent & Child Mask Making & more

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Fall children's art classes, workshops  in Savannah

Register for City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs children’s art classes & parent & me workshops for Fall 2015.

Registration info here. 

Fall 2015 Classes & Workshops run Sept. 14 – Oct. 24 @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios at 9 W. Henry St.

Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required.  Credit cards are accepted.

Adult classes & workshops also available. For a full schedule of Fall 2015 class & workshop descriptions, click here.

Questions? Call 912-651-6783.

Youth Workshops

Parent & Child: Beasts and Creatures in Fables, Oh My! NEW
Instructors: Jessica Broad & Mitzi Davis
Ages 5-10, Saturday, Sept. 19, 10am-12pm
Participants will listen to stories of animals in classic Greek fables read by the instructors in order to create inspired scenes in clay. Parents and children will have the chance to build, sculpt and draw scenes to creatively express these tales and take home finished usable pieces. Works will be sealed and fired with a clear glaze to be picked up after the workshop.
$15/$10 city resident

Introduction to Fused Glass
Instructor: Kristin Fulford
Ages 14+, Saturday, Sept. 26, 10am – 1pm
Join this fun, hands-on class, open to all levels from the beginner to those who want to learn more about various techniques in fused glass.
$35/$30 city resident

Parent & Child: Tree Faces
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Age 5+, Saturday, Sept. 26, 10am -12pm
Make a friendly face for your favorite tree. In this workshop we will create a clay face full of personality to hang on your tree or wall. You will be contacted to pick up work once it has been fired.
$15/ $10 city resident

Fused Glass Wind Chime
Instructor: Christine Hefner
Ages 12+, Saturday, Oct. 3, 10am-12pm
Join this hands-on workshop open to all skill levels interested in fused glass. Students will learn basic glass cutting and fusing techniques creating a unique fused glass wind chime.
$15/$10 city resident

Parent and Child: Felted Stuffed Fish NEW
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 5+, Saturday, Oct. 3, 10am-12pm
In this two hour parent and child workshop, students will learn how to design a felted fish pillow. Basic sewing, stitching and embroidery techniques will be taught.
$15/$10 city resident

“I can’t” (Yes you can) – A Multimedia Workshop NEW
Instructor: Coco Papy
Ages 8+, Saturday, Oct. 3, 10am-12pm
A one day workshop that explores how the feelings of ‘I can’t’ keep you from creating a work of art.
Do you give up before you even get going? That what is in your head doesn’t match what’s on the paper? Ever looked at what you are working on in front of you and said, I can’t? Well no more can’t! This course is designed to strengthen and expand your art-making skills and ideas through a creative exploration of traditional and unconventional materials.
$15/$10 city resident

Fused Glass Checkerboard & Checkers
Instructor: Christine Hefner
Ages 14+, Saturday, Oct. 10, 10am-12pm
In this workshop, students will learn how to uniformly cut glass to make a one-of-a-kind checkerboard. Students will also learn how to make simple checkers pieces for a fun and creative way to enhance your game night!
$35/$30 city resident

Everything Not Sewn: Felting Workshop NEW
Instructor: Camille Hulbert
Ages 12+, Saturday, Oct. 10, 10am – 2pm
In this one day workshop students will learn the traditional art of felting as a non-woven or sewn fiber arts application. Students will learn basic techniques in both binding and wet felting.
$35/$30 city resident

Instructor: Clair Buckner
All Ages, Saturday, Oct. 24, 10am – 2pm
This ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique in which 1800° glowing red hot works are removed from the kiln and placed into a reduction chamber filled with combustibles is sure to inflame and inspire. Personal bisque fired works can be glazed and fired. Pieces will be available for those who want to participate.
$10 per piece fired

Festive Mask Making
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 8+, Saturday, Oct. 24, 10am-12pm
Come transform yourself into any creature you’d like! In this two hour workshop, students will learn how to make a festive mask out of felt! Basic sewing and embroidery techniques will be covered.
$15/$10 city resident

Youth Classes

Children’s Clay (6 Weeks)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 8-12, Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Oct 21, 3:45-4:45pm
This introductory clay class will teach young students the fundamentals of hand building and sculpture. Students will work with coils and slabs and a variety of glazes.
$85/$80 city resident

Perspective Drawing for Teens (6 weeks) NEW
Instructor: TBD
Ages 12-16, Wednesday, Sept. 16- Oct. 21, 4:30-5:30pm
Students enrolled in the course will be taught how to create artwork in one and two point perspective using a step-by-step method. Lessons and information taught will be related to real world applications and techniques
$85/$80 city resident

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a advertiser 

FREE STEM Festival, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Sept. 26

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

STEM Festival Statesboro 2015

Bring the kids to celebrate Science, Engineering, Technology and Math at Georgia Southern University at STEM Festival 2015 in Statesboro.

This FREE fun-filled community event will be Sat. Sept. 26, 2015
10AM-4 PM

Nessmith-Lane Building
*847 Plant Drive on the Georgia Southern Campus

50+ Exploration stations will provide hands-on activities for children young and old. Activities appropriate for elementary, middle and high school will be available.

STEM Fest activities include:

See robotics in action
Learn how video games are created
Make ice-cream with liquid nitrogen
Blast off Alka-Seltzer rockets
Learn about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Gaze at the stars in Georgia Southern’s Planetarium
Learn about Georgia Archaeology with the ArchaeoBus
Participate with NASA
Go on a mission with the Army
See competition awardees and their presentations
and much more

Free guest parking will be available in lot #32; bus parking available in lot C behind the Nessmith Lane building
Food will be available for purchase.

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University, (912) 478-2549,



Register your child for Tybee Island 7th Annual Spelling Bee, Oct. 1

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Spelling Bee Tybee Island 2015 Students in 4th-8th grade are invited to participate in Tybee Island’s 7th Annual Spelling Bee, 6:30 PM Thursday, October 1, 2015 @ Tybee YMCA gym. (Teams arrive at 6PM)

All money raised will be donated to the Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

Organizers are seeking teams to participate (students in 4th – 8th grade from any schools or home-schoolers) as well as sponsors to help underwrite the event, and of course, people to come cheer on the teams.

Admission is $5 per adult, $2 per student.

There will also be a split-the-pot raffle available. Tickets will be sold prior to the bee and the night of. Raffle tickets at $5 each or 5 for $20.

Teams are given rules and asked to familiarize themselves with them. The teams have 4 people on them. There are 3 adults and one student (grades 4-8). If a team needs a student, the school has them waiting in the wings. The teams can huddle after they are given the word, then only one person comes to the microphone at a time. Each person on the team spells in turn.

Teams can raise money for their team to earn a “spell-a-gain.” The team who raises the most money wins one “spell-a-gain”, which entitles that team to a new word if they misspelled the word given.

A second “spell-a-gain” will be awarded to a team. For every $100 each team raises the team’s name will be placed in the hat. So if they raise $200, it will be placed in twice, $300 three times, etc. One lucky team will be drawn from the hat and awarded a “spell-a-gain”.

All money earned by the teams should be cash or checks made payable to Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

Words used will be taken from the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee here.

Teams dress up, and act crazy. It’s a family event and lots of fun for all.

Contact Rory Coyle via email at or Brenda Marion via email at

Tybee Spelling Bee, Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:30PM (Teams arrive at 6PM), Tybee YMCA gym

Daily programs, different themes each week @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Savannah Children's Museum School Year Hours


Savannah Children's Museum Summer Hours 2015Remember when thinking of things to do with the kids, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programs with different themes each week. The programs are included in the purchase of your museum pass and free for members.

Here’s the list of upcoming daily programs.

SCM Daily Programming through Aug.29:
10AM: Rockstar Reading
11AM: Awesome Art
11:30AM: Water Wonders
1PM: Super Science

School hours begin Aug. 30 2015
School Hours
Closed: Monday & Tuesday (for large groups)
Wednesday-Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: 11-4

SCM Daily Programming schedule beginning Sun. Aug.30:
Rockstar Reading: Sunday 11:30AM, Wednesday-Saturday 10:30AM
Awesome Art: Sunday 12:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 11:30AM
Family Fitness: Sunday 1:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 12:30PM
Super Science: Sunday 2:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 1:30PM

Upcoming weekly themes:
Aug 24-29 My Heritage different cultures around the world
Aug 30-Sept 5 Apple Orchard investigate and experiment with apples
Sept 6-12 Down on the Farm Fall harvest and farming
Sept 13-19 Autumn Leaves examine and learn about Fall leaves
Sept 20-26 Change of Seasons learn about the changing seasons
Sept 27-Oct 3 Pumpkin Patch discover and experiment with pumpkins

Email with any questions.


Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401,, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser 


Fall 2015 Kids Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Scribble Art Studio Savannah Fall 2015 classes

Scribble Art Studio Pooler Fall 2015 classes Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler is offering a colorful array of art classes for kids this Fall 2015.

Classes start the week of Sept. 7.

To register, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Classes at both locations include a Home School art class. The Pooler studio also offers a Mommy & Me class. (See the schedule above).

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser

Etiquette, poise, leadership classes for ages 8-18 @ Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing, Savannah/Pooler

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing Savannah

The Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing offers etiquette/leadership classes in Savannah and Pooler for children ages 8-18.

The Blue Print Pageant primarily serves clients, ages 8-18, for life beyond adolescence by increasing aptitude in the areas of leadership, decision making, networking and community service.

Initial registration fee: $100 which includes a shirt and first month of classes. Class fees are paid bi-monthly and will be in Pooler and Savannah.

Session runs November-May. Classes in poise, etiquette, public speaking, makeup, wellness, budgeting, leadership, and global awareness.

Also, register between now and September 1st for a free ticket to the Annual Scholarship Pageant in October at the Andaz Savannah. Special guest judge from International Junior is Miss Dee Hairston

Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing, On Facebook here. The Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing in Savannah is a advertiser 


FREE Family Stargazing Night @ Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah, Aug. 22

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Don’t miss the FREE Summer family stargazing event @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah: Gazing in the Garden.

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association invite you to a free stargazing event starting at dusk around 8:15ishPM until 10PM.

Before the star-gazing, enjoy a 1950s sci-fi flick in the Visitors Center at 7:30PM

After the August sun sets at 8:03 pm and the sky darkens, the thin crescent moon becomes more visible and doesn’t set till just after midnight. Come to the Event Field for viewing of the waxing moon, constellations and Milky Way Galaxy through various-size telescopes that Association members (or you) bring.

Please use the renovated Canebrake Road entrance and new parking lot at the new Visitor & Education Center. Dress for the evening weather, bring a favorite cold or hot beverage, lawn chair and snack basket (alcohol is prohibited). Be aware that semi-dormant fire ants may be under your blanket or chair on your particular chosen spot on the lawn.

For more information, click here or call the office at (912) 921-5460.

Free and open to the public. This is a great family event. This event is dependent on the weather. More details here.

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information,, On Facebook here


FREE Constitution Day, Savannah

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

FREE Constitution Day Savannah Sept 17

Constitution Day at the Georgia Historical Society

Thursday, Sept. 17
Open 9AM – 6PM
@ Georgia Historical Society’s Hodgson Hall. 501 Whitaker St., Savannah, 31406

Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the United States Constitution is one of the national treasures of the Georgia Historical Society collection. One of only a few still in existence, the draft includes the handwritten margin notes of Baldwin, one of Georgia’s signers of the Constitution of 1787.

In celebration of Constitution Day and to kick off the 2016 Georgia History Festival, GHS invites you to experience this piece of American history firsthand.

Stop by the GHS Research Center between 9AM & 6PM on Sept. 17 for a self-guided tour featuring the first public showing of this unique document, along with the educational displays and other one-of-a-kind materials that tell the story of Georgia’s role in the founding of our nation.

Learn more here. 


Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, Nov. 21

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Harvest Festival, Cane Grinding Event 2014 Oatland Island Wildlife Center Savannah Help Oatland Island Wildlife Center celebrate Georgia’s diverse agricultural traditions during their annual Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding event,  10 AM- 4 PM Nov. 21 2015

Centered around Oatland’s 1800’s Heritage Homesite, history comes alive with old-time music, cane boiling, butter-making & cooking on the hearth & open fire.

See how “it was back then” amidst the sights, sounds & aroma of an old-fashioned fall gathering.

Children young & old will enjoy hay rides, crafts & games, cane syrup & other fun festival food that will tug at your senses as you venture back through history.

More details here.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.



FREE admission to National Parks on Sept. 26, Nov. 11 including Fort Pulaski, Savannah

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Fort Pulaski free admission SavannahOn Sept. 26, Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, will offer free admission.

Fort Pulaski National Monument will be open 9AM- 6PM.

For more info visit

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Learn more at  and visit us on Facebook  and Twitter .

Upcoming Fee Free Days @ Fort Pulaski include:
2015 entrance fee-free days are:
• September 26: National Public Lands Day
• November 11: Veterans Day


Other National parks in our area.
Please check with each park for operating hours and event schedules.

Fort Moultrie, Charleston
Fort Sumter National Monument
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Is.

To see the complete list of parks participating in fee free days, click here. 



Junior Park Rangers

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonWhen you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.

FREE nature program Sept. 1 for ages 3-4 years old @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

free preschooler program at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge now hosts a “Young Explorers Club” on the first Tuesday of each month starting in August 2015.

The free, hour-long monthly program for 3-4 year-olds. It starts at 10AM on the first Tuesday of each month.

The programs will on the first Tuesday of every month at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (694 Beech Hill Lane Hardeeville, SC 29927).

Each month, a different animal or method of conservation will be highlighted. Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 30387 have designed the monthly programs as their service project for completing the Bronze Award. The themes are:

September – Fish
October – Butterflies
November – Turkeys
December – Ducks
January – Bald Eagles
February – Lady Bugs
March – Plants
April – Recycle
May – Baby Birds
June – Alligators
July – Sea Turtles

Learn more here.